Education unions met president Traian Basescu on Thursday, after announcing a three-days general strike designed to shook up the national tests schedule. One of the union leader, Razvan Bobulescu, declared after the meeting: "President Basescu said that he didn't care and we may do whatever we want to do".

Bobulescu added that the leaders of unions in the Education system recommended Basescu to take notice of the latest speeches held by president Obama, to see that the United States still invests in Education and Research, despite of the crisis.

Union leaders will meet Education Minister Ecaterina Andronescu, but already announced that they will not give up their protests.